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06 Oct 2022

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    A Lifetime Doing Nothing (Story 41 excerpt)

    Story 41 from 'A Lifetime Doing Nothing' by Ian McCrorie
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    You need to walk before you run. This much is certain. There is an old joke of a tourist lost in New York City who asked a passerby how to get to Carnegie Hall. He was told, “Practice, my boy, practice.” This process can appear to be slow going. This is quite normal, as the progress is incremental. (And meditation practice redefines incremental.) It can seem at times...

    narrated by Ian McCrorie
    2022
    3 minutes 27 seconds

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  • Posted on 02 Oct 2022

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    A Lifetime Doing Nothing (Story 40 excerpt)

    Story 40 from 'A Lifetime Doing Nothing' by Ian McCrorie
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    “You’ve got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail.” This was the great jazz saxophonist, Charlie Parker’s, musical lesson. But it...

    narrated by Ian McCrorie
    2022
    3 minutes 15 seconds

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  • Posted on 30 Sep 2022

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    A Lifetime Doing Nothing (Story 39 excerpt)

    Story 39 from 'A Lifetime Doing Nothing' by Ian McCrorie
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    My father would go apoplectic when he was near gum chewers. He would physically recoil as they mashed away in complete obliviousness to the consternation they were causing him. Though I didn’t understand the reason for his meltdowns, over time I absorbed his attitude. Each time some unsuspecting gum smacker tried to engage my father in a conversation, I could feel my father do a slow burn. Like a tuning fork hearing a note played on a piano, I would commiserate with him, and my habit patterning would...

    narrated by Ian McCrorie
    2022
    3 minutes 29 seconds

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  • Posted on 23 Sep 2022

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    A Lifetime Doing Nothing (Story 38 excerpt)

    Story 38 from 'A Lifetime Doing Nothing' by Ian McCrorie
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    The Buddha was also the first neuroscientist. He confirmed neuroplasticity, the mind's ability to change by restructuring itself at the neurological level. The Buddha altered his mind to such an extent that he transcended the final two complex, problematic stages of the thinking process. He declared himself enlightened, which is to say free from the shackles of greed, hatred, and delusion. This was proof positive, as James Olds, a professor of neuroscience, said, that the mind is not just plastic but “very plastic.” So much so that...

    narrated by Ian McCrorie
    2022
    5 minutes 56 seconds

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  • Posted on 17 Sep 2022

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    A Lifetime Doing Nothing (Story 37 excerpt)

    Story 37 from 'A Lifetime Doing Nothing' by Ian McCrorie
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    The Buddha was more scientist than spiritual seeker. He wanted to understand human suffering using himself, his body, and his mind as his laboratory. After many years of ascetic practices, while sitting under a pipal tree in Bihar in northern India, he took a vow not to move until his experiment gave up an answer. As dawn broke so did the yoke that tied him to this earthly realm. Enlightenment. He was now awakened. He was now the Buddha. The one who knows. And what does he ask of us? Reverence? Obedience? Blind devotion? Not at all. He asks...

    narrated by Ian McCrorie
    2022
    6 minutes 16 seconds

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  • Posted on 10 Sep 2022

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